a Savor the South cookbook

By Miriam Rubin

144 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7433-9
    Published: February 2023
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-0219-6
    Published: March 2013
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4006-6
    Published: March 2013

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In Tomatoes, Miriam Rubin gives this staple of southern gardens the passionate portrait it deserves, exploring the tomato's rich history in southern culture and inspiring home cooks to fully enjoy these summer fruits in all their glorious variety. Rubin, a prominent food writer and tomato connoisseur, provides fifty vibrant recipes as well as wisdom about how to choose tomatoes and which tomato is right for which dish.

Tomatoes includes recipes that celebrate the down-home, inventive, and contemporary, such as Stand-over-the-Sink Tomato Sandwiches, Spiced Green Tomato Crumb Cake, Green Tomato and Pork Tenderloin Biscuit Pie, and Tomato and Golden Raisin Chutney. Rubin also offers useful cooking tips, lively lessons on history, cultivation, and preserving, and variations for year-round enjoyment of the tomato.

About the Author

Miriam Rubin, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was the first woman to work in the kitchen of the Four Seasons Restaurant. Author of Grains, she writes the food and gardening column "Miriam's Garden" for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She lives in New Freeport, Pennsylvania.
For more information about Miriam Rubin, visit the Author Page.


"SAVOR THE SOUTH--designed to give Dixie's most time-honored ingredients their due."--Garden & Gun

"A delightful series."--Baton Rouge Advocate

"Offers recipes that will get you through that big bumper crop of tomatoes--from green to the end of summer, and then covers uses for the canned tomatoes when fresh tomato season ends. . . . All the Southern standards are there."--Edible Piedmont

"[A] wonderful series of little cookbooks that look at the favorite foods and culinary traditions in the American South. . . . [Rubin] delivers 50 easy-to-follow, kitchen-tested recipes for the tomato, a Southern staple."--Baton Rouge Advocate

"If you love all things tomato, this little book is for you. . . . [Rubin's] recipes get a dash of history and are served up with personal wit and the wisdom of a real cook."--Observer Reporter

“[A] perfect cookbook. . . . One of the great pleasures of this compact cookbook is that Rubin, who’s from rural Southwestern, PA, is a lively and inventive writer. . . . In Tomatoes, there are recipes for every conceivable use for fresh, store-bought and canned tomatoes.”--Laura B. Weiss, Food and Things

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Read: In this guest blog post, Rubin discusses her favorite varieties of tomatoes. Read "Talking Tomatoes."